Health Checks

Men’s Health

Men from about 40 years of age onwards should have regular health checks to monitor blood pressure, weight, cholesterol and blood glucose (diabetes) and check the skin for skin cancers and pre-cancerous spots . Men should consider having a PSA (prostate cancer) check and a bowel cancer check (Fecal Occult Blood Test) from age 50 (earlier if there is a family history)

Women’s Health

Women should have Pap smears every five years from age 18 to 75. From about 40 years of age onwards women should have regular health checks to monitor blood pressure, weight, cholesterol and blood glucose (diabetes) and check the skin for skin cancers and pre-cancerous spots. Mammograms and a bowel cancer check (Fecal Occult Blood Test) are recommended from age 50 (earlier if there is a family history)

Sexual Health

STIs – sexually transmitted infections – are becoming more common. They can be easily diagnosed on urine or blood tests, and treated usually with a short course of antibiotics. Some STIs have no symptoms initially. If you are starting a new relationship, please consider coming in for an STI Check

Contraceptive Advice Our doctors can advise on the range of contraceptive measures available. Implanon is a contraceptive hormone that is inserted through the skin. We have doctors skilled in Implanon insertion – you can come in and discuss the various options

Skin Checks and Minor Surgery

Regular skin checks from about the age of 40 are recommended. Although the risk of serious skin cancer in younger people is less, any new or changing mole (that is a brown or black skin spot) should be checked by your doctor. We use dermatoscopy to improve our diagnostic accuracy. We can freeze pre-cancerous spots with Liquid Nitrogen, or perform minor surgery to remove suspicious lesions. Referrals to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon can be arranged if needed

Children’s Health

Routine checkups can be done with the routine immunisations at 2, 4, 6, 12 and 18 months and again at pre-school vaccinations

45-49 Year Old Health Assessments

A one-off comprehensive health check is recommended for everyone between 45 and 49 – please advise our reception staff if you wish to book for this as we allocate a longer appointment

Health Assessments for Patients over 75

We will contact all patients over 75 years of age once a year to offer this comprehensive health check. It involves taking an up to date medical history, a review of all medications and a full physical examination. If necessary, our nurses can visit your home as well

Management Planning for ongoing Medical Conditions

Symptoms due to long term conditions such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease, arthritis, etc, can be significantly improved by a coordinated approach to management. Medicare funds the preparation of a management plan and a review of the plan every 6th months. Medicare also offers rebates for allied health – such as podiatry, physiotherapy, dietitian, and exercise physiology – this approach can not only reduce symptoms but also prevent or slow down any deterioration